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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch on 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The ball mount I highly recommend for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty that has a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver like the Curt # C15802 is the B&W Tow & Stow because of its high quality, stow-away design, and the fact it protects the ball mount platform from theft. The hitch ball platform of this mount actually flips underneath the shank to face your truck, saving you from accidentally slamming your leg into it when walking behind your F-250. Additionally, when the Tow & Stow is in your...
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  • How to Lock B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • There is a way for you to not only lock the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - Compatible with GM MultiPro Tailgate - 2.5" Hitch - 14.5K # BWTS20067BMP to your 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch, but also the ball platform to the mount, and the hitch balls to the ball platform. All you need to lock it is the InfiniteRule Locking Pins for B & W Tow and Stow 10K and 14.5K Ball Mounts # 34061775-D. I have added a photo a customer sent in which shows how this works. It comes with four locks, one for...
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  • Comparing Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount and Curt Channel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount
  • The weight of the Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5625 that you referenced is 37 lbs, and the weight of the Curt # C45902 is 36 lbs. So in that regard they are essentially the same. They really are quite a bit alike in most ways. Same capacity at 20,000 lbs, both fit 2-1/2 inch hitches, both can do same amount of drop at 6 inches, both are highly reviewed by our customers, and both have very similar prices. I'd say the edge goes to the Curt though since it has...
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  • Choosing the Right Ball Mount for 2019 F250 Super Duty Crew Cab
  • Adjustable ball mounts like the Weigh Safe # WS6-25 and # WS8-25 provide great flexibility to tow multiple trailers of differing heights. A good starting place is to determine the deepest drop you'll need. The attached diagram and help article can help a great deal in completing this. This is done by measuring from the ground up to the top of the hitch receiver opening for hitch height. To measure coupler height, measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer's coupler. Subtract...
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  • How are Hitch Balls Secured to Mount on Flash Solid Steel Adjustable Ball Mount
  • I reached out to the manufacturer who said the hitch balls on the Flash Solid Steel Adjustable Ball Mounts are a solid piece that has a bolt running through it inside the mount. What this means is that there is zero chance of it coming apart while you are towing your trailer. Simply abide by the capacities of the hitch and it is extremely safe. There are a number of Flash Solid Steel Ball Mounts, each of which comes with a 2" and 2-51/6" hitch balls and the correct one for your needs...
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  • Deciding Between the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount with 4-1/2 Inch and 7 Inch Drop for a 2015 F-250
  • It sounds like you are trying to decide between the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20049B which has 7" of drop and the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B which has 4-1/2" of drop. If that is the case then you will need to do some measuring first. The first measurement will be taken from the ground to the top, inside edge of your trailer hitch receiver tube. The distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler while level will then need to be subtracted from...
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  • Does The Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount Require A Minimum Tongue Weight
  • There is not an exact set minimum tongue weight for the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount w/ 2" part # C45949-22516 however it is not going to be very effective on a light weight trailer. We have asked Curt before about lightweight trailers between 2k and 5k and they do agree there won't be enough tongue weight to compress the cushioned isolator so you would essentially be paying for something you can't use. I recommend to use the Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned part...
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  • GM Multi-Pro Tailgate Compatible B & W Tow & Stow Ball Mount for 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali
  • The original B&W Tow & Stow, like the # BW54FR didn't work well with your tailgate, as the front face of the shank would contact the tailgate which isn't good. The excellent news is that B&W has developed a Tow & Stow model that WILL work with your Multi-Pro tailgate, part # BWTS20067BMP. Right now, the 3 ball model is only available in a 7 inch drop, but if that's sufficient for your needs it would be an excellent choice that won't dent the tailgate on your truck.
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  • Fastway Flash Heavy Duty Adjustable Ball Mount Weight and Pin Sizes
  • The Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 10" Drop, 11" Rise - 20K # FA49-00-5925 weighs 42 lbs when shipped, so it will be slightly less when the packaging is removed. Some ball mounts will use the same 5/8 inch hitch pin for the ball mount, but some manufacturers want to ensure that no product that isn't intended to work with the shank is used for safety. Because of this, the Fastway ball mount has a 3/4 inch pin at the ball mount platform and the 5/8 inch pin...
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  • Comparing the Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned Ball Mount To Other Cushioned Ball Mounts
  • The Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned, Adjustable Ball Mount part # CAB-UM is indeed an excellent option that will help improve the overall towing experience by decreasing the felt road shock in the tow vehicle. The Convert-A-Ball in particular as you mentioned provides both up and down as well as side to side support via the polyurethane core. The advantage of the polyurethane core over other products which use rubber like the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount part # 325-GH-12005 or...
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  • Is There a Difference Between Curt Rebellion XD Ball Mounts With Different Size Hitch Balls
  • The only difference between the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount with 2" and 2-5/16" Balls # C45949-22516 and the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount with 2" Ball # C45949-2 is that one comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball and the other does not (the other difference, of course, is the price, which is based on an algorithm that takes into account many different factors). Since you mentioned you need the one with both size hitch balls, you will need...
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  • Will Stabilizer Jack Leg Fit in MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount
  • I went to take some measurements for you and found the leg of the Square Drop Leg Stabilizer Jack # SJ-R208 measured 1-1/4" outside to outside of the leg itself and 1-1/2" for the mounting bracket. The tube portion of the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70068 that accepts the ball mount measures about 2-1/2" from outside to outside and 2-1/8" inside to inside. So the stabilizer jack leg would physically fit inside the ball mount; the only issue is that the pull pin from the...
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  • Lock Pin Recommendations/Options for B and W Tow N Stow Adjustable Ball Mount
  • We have just what you need to lock all of the pins of the B and W Tow n Stow Ball Mount part # BWTS10037B that you referenced with the part # 34061775-D. This comes with lock pin replacements for all of the platform pins as well as the hitch pin and they all use the same key as well. I attached a review video for this lock set for you to check out as well.
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  • What Causes the Dual Locking Hitch Pins On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts To Break
  • In order to replace the dual locking hitch pins on a Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount like part # WS8-2 you will need to use the Replacement Locking Dual Pin Assembly part # WS03 or the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set part # WS06 if you want to make sure to match all the locks. I spoke with Weigh Safe about the dual hitch pins breaking and they informed me that it could be an issue with the pin alignment due to the holes becoming oblong therefore the solution would be a new platform,...
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  • Dimensions of the Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch
  • I went out to measure the Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch for 2" Receivers - Vehicle Side # 336VS501 and found the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the latching mechanism is about 6", the length from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the receiver is about 11" and the overall length is approximately 13-3/4". Like the title says this the vehicle side of the ball mount and will need a trailer side coupler such as the Lock N Roll Articulating...
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  • Compatibility of Stacked Receiver Ball Mounts with Weight Distribution Systems
  • It looks like you want to add the torsion mounted ball mount to your 2018 Silverado and yet want to be able to keep you Equal-I-zer weight distribution system. The Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop/Rise - 16K # 325-GH-1224 will work very well with that setup. The stacked receivers are able to use any weight distribution system utilizing the ball mount just like a receiver tube. If you want a stacked receiver without the torsion or at a different weight...
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  • How is Rise Defined with a Ball Mount
  • In regards to ball mounts such as the Flash Solid Steel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5900, rise is the distance from the top of the shank to the top of the ball mount platform when oriented for rise (please see accompanying photos). The Flash Solid Steel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount has a maximum rise of 11 inches, as you said, and maximum drop of 10 inches. I highly recommend using the Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set for 2" Flash Solid Steel Adjustable Ball Mounts # FA86-00-4200...
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  • Long Ball Mount and Hitch Extension for 2000 Ford Excursion with Dual Rear-Mount Spare Tires
  • The extra-long 2-inch ball mount we offer, part # 80232 from Draw-Tite, is 15-3/4-inches long and may give you the clearance you need at your dual rear-mounted spare tires to let you use a friction sway control unit like # 83660 on a bracket # RP26003. If you measure from the center of your hitch pin hole rearward 15-3/4-inches that point will be where the center of the hitch ball hole will be. Do note however that this ball mount is rated for 6000-lbs gross trailer weight and 600-lbs...
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  • Does Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount Come Without Hitch Balls
  • Yes, the ball mount by itself (without hitch balls) of the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount w/ 2" and 2-5/16" Balls # C45949-22516 is definitely available; you simply need the Curt Rebellion XD Shock-Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount # C45949. Just keep in mind you will still need the Curt Hitch Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches # C23519 in order to secure the ball mount to your hitch. I have added a link to a video review of the Rebellion XD which I recommend checking...
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  • Can Curt Rebellion XD Shock-Absorbing Ball Mount Be Used with Lighter Trailers
  • This is a really great question. I reached out to my contact at Curt and he said that while the Rebellion XD Shock-Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount # C45949 is a really nice option for heavier tongue weights to help smooth out the ride, it's not going to provide much benefit for a lighter trailer like yours. Your boat simply isn't going to have enough tongue weight to really compress the cushioned isolator, so it's going to end up being a case of paying for something you won't actually use....
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  • Can I Extend My Hitch Without Using TorkLift Hitch and SuperTruss Extension
  • The only other extension option we carry besides the Torklift SuperTruss extender that does not cut your tongue weight in half is an extra long ball mount. Traditional extensions such as part # C45796 cut the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on the truck in half because it creates extra leverage and movement in your towing setup. The only extra long ball mount we offer that is long enough for your setup is the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232 at 15-3/4 inches long. That length...
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  • Locking Pin For Adjustment Connector of Fastway Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable Ball Mount
  • For your Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 10" Drop, 9" Rise - 20K # FA49-00-5925, you will want the Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set for 2-1/2" Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable Ball Mounts # FA86-00-4225 which gives you the 5/8 diameter for the hitch receiver lock and the 3/4 inch diameter for the adjustment pin lock
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  • Weight Capacities Of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount
  • I believe you are asking about a lesser capacity for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20067BMP. Just so that you are aware, the 1-7/8" ball of this B&W Tow & Stow does have a capacity of 3,500 lbs. While the 2" ball has a 7,500 lb capacity and the 2-5/16" ball has a 14,500 lbs capacity. This particular B&W Tow & Stow fits a 2-1/2" hitch receiver. All of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-ball mounts are rated for these capacities per ball size. If you are asking about a smaller rise and...
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  • Are There Any Made in the U.S.A. Heavy Duty Ball Mounts for 2" Receivers Available?
  • No. While Curt is an American company and manufactures a great deal of their products in the U.S.A., the Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mounts like the # C45340 is not one of those products. If you're looking for a ball mount that is made in the U.S.A., the B&W Heavy-Duty Ball Mount # BWBMHD30010 has a 16,000-lbs capacity and the same 1" rise/2" drop as the Curt model you were looking at.
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  • Locking Pins for B&W Tow and Stow To Fit a 3 Inch Receiver Tube
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount only needs one hitch pin lock, part # WS05 if you have a 5/8" hitch pin hole. The reason for this is that the hitch balls on the B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mount cannot be removed with the ball mount in the receiver tube due to the integrated channel. Therefore, it is not necessary to have locking hitch pins in the adjustment holes.
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  • Solution to Allow 2015 Toyota Tundra to Tow Trailer and Carry Motorcycle Carrier
  • I think I might have a solution you'd like but there isn't a dual hitch adapter that's going to have the capacity needed for the weight of your bike and carrier plus the tongue weight of your trailer. What you could do is install a front hitch on your 2015 Toyota Tundra with the Draw Tite part # 65080 and then use a motorcycle carrier like part # E98873 and you'd be able to still tow your trailer. Since that would be quite a bit of weight on the front suspension I'd also recommend the...
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  • Measurements Of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch
  • On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS10-25, the measurement from the top of the shank to the end point of the actual hitch ball, (not the ball holder) is 9". The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-25, the measurement from the top of the shank to the end point of the actual hitch ball, (not the ball holder) is 7".
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  • Will Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch 3371802225 Fit With Tri-Ball Hitch and Hook 3371802208
  • From your description it sounds like you are talking about the weldment that comes with the Buyers Products Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch - Solid Shank # 3371802225 (see attached picture) which is part # 3373001727 and the Buyers Products Tri-Ball Hitch # 3371802208. I went out to the warehouse to see if these 2 parts are compatible with each other but found that the butt end of the Tri-Ball Hitch extended too far past the hitch pin hole so they won't fit together. I do have an alternative...
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  • Which Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount for 2019 GMC 2500HD 2-1/2 Hitch
  • Car trailers tend to sit pretty low to make it as easy as possible to load the cars without scraping. So the Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount with Scale I recommend is the part # WS8-25 which fits the 2-1/2 inch hitch, can do up to an 8 inch drop and has a built in scale that goes up to 2,200 lbs.
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  • Determining if Weight Distribution System is Needed for 2019 Ford F-350 and 13,500 Pound Trailer
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS20037B referenced in your question features a 14,500 pound towing capacity when used with the 2-5/16 inch ball so it certainly has the capacity needed to tow a 13,500 pound trailer. This is designed to fit into a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver which is what your F-350 should be equipped with. If you are wondering if just using a standard ball mount like this is sufficient instead of going with a weight distribution system and adjustable shank, it will...
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  • Dimensions of the Lock N Roll Articulating Adjustable Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Lock N Roll about the Lock N Roll Articulating Hitch part # 336VS503505 and they were not quite sure what measurements you are looking for nor was I. That said, I went out to our warehouse for you and jotted down a few dimensions on the above in hopes these were what you were looking for. If it is not please try to further clarify this for me and I would be happy to remeasure this for you. I have attached a photo below with the dimensions I think you are looking...
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  • Anti-Rattle for TowSmart Towing Starter Kit for 2 Inch Hitches
  • The TowSmart kit is not going to have additional rattle due to it's shape, but without an anti-rattle device, all ball mounts are going to be subject to some movement and noise. Due to that, I do recommend adding an accessory to limit the rattling of the TowSmart Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches # TS64FR. The perfect option for this is the etrailer Anti-Rattle Hitch Stabilizer for 2" Hitches # e99007. It's a simple clamp-on device that tightens the shank in your hitch to minimize...
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  • How Does Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch 336VS501 Deter Theft
  • The vehicle side of the Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch # 336VS501 can be locked to the vehicle's 2-inch receiver hitch using any standard pin lock such as # e98880. The mating part that bolts or welds on to the trailer # 336TS508 will only couple to the Lock N Roll system. Unlike a traditional ball coupler, which is compatible with any hitch ball of a matching size, the trailer-side Lock 'N' Roll coupler can only connect to a vehicle-side Lock 'N' Roll hitch. So your trailer...
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  • How to Lock BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount to Receiver and Lock Ball Mount to Shank
  • The BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 6" Drop/Rise - 22,000 lbs # HD206 is an investment for sure, so I absolutely understand wanting to keep it protected when it's on your truck. We do have what you need to do exactly that. To lock both the ball mount to the shank, and the shank to the receiver, what you need is the InfiniteRule Locking Pins for BulletProof Ball Mount # 34061674-D. This includes three locking pins (two for the ball mount and one for the shank),...
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  • Stainless Steel 2” or 2 5/16” Ball Recommendation for the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount
  • We have both options available for you the Curt 2" Hitch Ball part # C69FR and the Curt 2-5/16" Hitch Ball part # C49FR are both compatible. They offer the 1-1/4" shank required for the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches part # C45431. They also have the shank length that you will require.
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  • Does B&W Tow & Stow Fit 2020 Ram 3500 With Factory 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • I can confirm for you that the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount will fit a factory 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver on a 2020 Ram 3500. This has capacities of 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball or 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball, and a maximum rise of 4-1/2" or maximum drop of 5". It is available in your choice of Black or Chrome: - Black: B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS20037B - Chrome: B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS20037C I also recommend locking pins, and you can lock both the platform...
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  • Will B&W Tow & Stow Fit with Towtector on a 2019 Ford F-250
  • It depends on the B&W Tow & Stow that you use, but generally speaking you will have enough room as the Towtector mud flaps need 1-1/2" of the shank. For example, the Tow & Stow # BWTS20049B fits just fine with the Rock Tamers # ERT00110 which need 1" of room on the shank. I actually had a chance to install this combo on a 2020 Ford F-250 and there would have been enough room for an extra 1/2". Just so you can double check things on your end, the Tow & Stow # BWTS20049B measures 3" from...
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  • Locks that Can Be Used with Lock N Roll Articulating Hitch Setups
  • Since the Lock N Roll Articulating Hitch # 336VS503505 that you referenced has a hollow shank you can use the hitch lock/anti-rattle device # 63232 as a really great lock setup that will also prevent any rattling of the accessory in your hitch. The matching trailer side coupler is the part # 336TS528 for a pole tongue trailer or # 336TS504 for an a-frame style coupler. This type of coupler does not have a lock made for it but the good news is that it's so unique the likelihood of a...
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  • Does the BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount Come With a Hitch Pin
  • The BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount part # MD206 does not come with a hitch pin as that is how it is offered from the manufacturer. It will accept a standard hitch pin like part # PC3 but I recommend protecting your investment with locking hitch pins part # 34061674-D or just part # 34061074-D.
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  • Does Gen-Y Offer Weight Distribution System Shanks that Use Torsion Cushioning
  • Gen-Y actually has cushioned weight distribution shanks that work with standard load leveler/weight distribution systems. For a 2 inch hitch we have the # GY54FR which can do a drop of up to 6-1/2 inches and for a 2-1/2 inch hitch version we have the part # 325-GH-1102.
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  • Is there a Convert a Ball Hitch with Pintle Hook and 2 inch ball Capabilities Available?
  • I checked with Curt who confirmed you can replace the 2 5/16 inch ball with a 2 inch ball # C48820 as needed with the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs # C45908. If you prefer the Convert-A-Ball option like you mentioned, the Pintle Hook Combo with 3 Stainless Steel Balls - Bolt On - 25,000 lbs Item # PH1 is my recommendation. The hitch comes with 3 ball sizes: 1-7/8", 2" and 2-5/16" and has a towing capacity for 2" and 2-5/16" hitch balls between 3,500-10,000...
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  • How to Choose Correct Rise/Drop in a Ball Mount to Tow Level Enclosed Tandem Axle Trailer
  • To select the correct ball mount that will allow you to tow level, you must take two measurements into consideration. First, measure from the ground (on level ground) to the top inside portion of your square hitch receiver opening. Second, measure from the ground (on level ground) to the bottom flat portion of your trailer coupler. Using a trailer level like the Hopkins Cross-Check Trailer Level # HM09615 will help ensure you get the most accurate measurements. Next, simply calculate...
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  • Proper Ball Mount Drop for a 2020 Ram 2500
  • We have an adjustable ball mount for you. First, though, the BulletProof Adjustable Ball Mount that you referenced, part # HD258, has only an 8" drop. Unfortunately, that is not enough for your lowest trailer. The top of your receiver to the ground is 23-1/4". The bottom of the coupler to the ground of your lowest trailer is 14". This means you need a drop of at least 9-1/4". Luckily, BulletProof has the exact same ball mount that you were looking at with a 10" drop. The part number...
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  • Can 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount Be Used on 2017 Ford F-150 with 6 inch Lift
  • The 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls - 2" Hitch # LTB6-2 would be an excellent choice for an adjustable ball mount for your Ford truck with a 6 inch lift as long as you'd only ever need up to a 6 inch drop. For an 8 inch drop you'd then want the part # LTB8-2 instead or 10 inch drop part # LTB10-2. If you are unsure how much drop you'd need check out the help article I attached that details how and where to measure to get the amount needed.
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  • How to Determine Correct Rise or Drop for B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount
  • Determining how to get the correct rise or drop is actually pretty simple and only requires two measurements. If you get the largest rise and drop you could wind up with more ball mount than necessary. In order to choose the correct ball mount, there are a couple measurements you'll need to take. First, make sure both your vehicle and trailer are parked on level ground; you'll then want to measure from the ground to the top of the inside of your hitch receiver. Next, measure from the...
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  • Recommended B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 3" Hitch
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS30049B is perfect for a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with 3" receiver tube opening. For a lock, you can use the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock part # WS05. In regards to anti-rattle, there aren't any options for the 3" hitch but it really won't be needed.
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  • Comparing Gen-Y and Curt Shock Dampening Ball Mounts
  • It sounds like you are trying to get the best hitch mounted suspension for your vehicle to not transfer the shock. The Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop, 3-1/2" Rise - 7K # 325-GH-12001 will absolutely work better for that based on design than the Curt RockerBall Anti-Rattle Towing Kit - 2" Ball - 8-1/4" Long Mount - 7,500 lbs # C63KR. Both will absorb some shock with the dampening technology.
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  • Recommendation to Help Back and Forth Movement in Trailer Hitch While Towing
  • To help alleviate the back and forth chucking you are experiencing with your 2 inch receiver there are a couple of things I recommend doing. First is to use a cushioned ball mount, the Convert-A-Ball, which is designed to reduce this type of movement and additional road shock with its polyurethane cushioning interior; if you take a look at the accompanying diagram it displays the cushioned inside of the ball mount. I will list the different rise and drop available for this ball mount below....
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  • Lock Recommendation for Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers for 3 Hitch
  • The lock set you need for the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers for 3" Hitch # 325-GH-1723 to lock the hitch pin, the ball mount pin, and the pintle lip is the part # 34061080-D for the hitch pin and part # 34061573-D for the rest of the ball mount. These are all keyed alike so all locks would use the same key.
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  • Can Longer Shank Be Used With Buyer's Products 3371802225 Adjustable Ball Mount
  • The longest shank we offer is part # EQ90-02-4600 from Equal-i-zer which is 18 inches long overall or 14 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the centers of the adjustment holes on the shank. As it sits, the center of the hitch pin hole to center of trailer ball hole on the # 3371802225 is 16 inches. If the # EQ90-02-4600 shank is used, that distance would be about 21-5/8. The series of height adjustment holes are spaced the same on the # EQ90-02-4600 shank, so It would work...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Options For Bumper Clearance and 9 Of Rise
  • I do have an options for you but the Flash Solid Steel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount part # FA49-00-5900 measures 3-3/4" from the hitch pin hole to upright portion of the ball mount so it will not clear the bumper of the Chrysler Town and Country. These measurements can be found in the video of the Flash Solid Adjustable ball mount that I have attached. I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount for 2" Hitches part # TK5007 which provides 9" Rise to 10-1/4" Drop and can be used with...
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  • Rise and Drop of Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount
  • I confirmed that the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 325-GH-12001 does have a 3-1/2 inch rise and 2 inch drop. Or, for a maximum 8 inch rise and 6 inch drop you can add the Replacement Ball Platform for Gen-Y Glyder Ball Mount # 325-GH-12010. This will give you a much smoother ride than a traditional ball mount due to its inner bar that is surrounded by rubber cords to absorb the shock that occurs when towing. For a hitch ball with this mount you can use either...
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  • Will The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount 80232 Work With Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack
  • Yes, The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 is ideal for the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack part # C18013. The Curt C18013 requires a 2 inch ball mount so this one is perfect and measures 15-3/4 inches Long so it provides a lot of clearance. Our extra long ball mounts only come in 2 inches but if you are asking about the 2 inch drop then we do carry the Curt Ball Mount part # D-28 that measures 14-1/4" Long with a 6 inch drop. If you need less drop than 6 inch we carry, 13 inch Long Curt...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2018 Subaru Outback with Draw-Tite Hitch
  • Your hitch pin hole on your hitch receiver # 75673 is about 5 inches from the outer part of your bumper. The Curt Ball Mount # D-26 you mentioned measures 12-5/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the hitch ball, so that would be overkill. I recommend the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches - 7,500 lbs # 989900 which will have a measurement of 8-1/2 inches from center of pin to center of hitch ball or 9 inches depending on which draw bar is used. This...
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  • Curt SecureLatch Pintle Hook Compatibility with Standard Pintle Plate
  • The Curt SecureLatch Pintle Hook with 2" Ball - Bolt On - 20,000 lbs # CU47FR will bolt onto a regular plate. The standard 3-1/2 wide and 1-3/4 inches on center plate holes work just fine. Curt has made the Curt SecureLatch Pintle Mount for 2" Hitches - 10-1/2" Shank - Slotted - 24,000 lbs for the heavy duty pintle hooks to have more vertical adjustability than the standard plates, but the standard plates are still a fit you will just want to make sure they are rated for the weight capacity...
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  • What Size Hitch Receiver Does Flash Adjustable Ball Mount Fit
  • The shank of the Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5925 will fit directly into 2-1/2 inch hitch receivers; it simply slides into the hitch and you can lock it into your 2-1/2 inch hitch with Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set # FA86-00-4225; this will also keep the hitch ball mount secure to the shank. There is a Flash ball mount for a 2 inch hitch receiver if that is what your vehicle has, the Flash Solid Steel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5900 which can...
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  • Can Hitch Ball Platform on 180 Hitch Adjustable Ball Mount for 3 Inch Trailer Hitches be Reversed
  • Yes, the ball platform on the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB6-3 can be reversed so the hitch ball platform is under the truck. This 2-ball mount fits in 3 inch trailer hitches and has a reversible hitch ball platform with a 2 inch hitch ball (8,000 lb capacity) and 2-5/16 inch hitch ball (21,000 lb capacity). The ball platform is secured to the shank with the included pin locks though I do recommend using the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock # WS05 to lock the ball mount to your trailer...
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  • Does Ball Platform of B and W Tow n Stow part # BWTS30049B Require Locks
  • Actually the B and W Tow n Stow part # BWTS30049B that you have has a locking mechanism built into the channel which would prevent the platform from getting removed. This is because the slot in the shank is positioned in such a way that the collar on your hitch will block the pin on the platform from being able to leave the channel. Even if the pins holding the ball mount platform in place are removed, the platform will still be confined to this channel.
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  • Availability of Curt Ball Mount # C45070 with Ball
  • For the Curt Ball Mount (4" Rise and 6" Drop) # C45070 that comes with a hitch ball you can use part # C45065 for a 2-5/16" ball or # C45064 for a 2" ball. Both options feature the same 7,500 pound towing weight capacity. Just keep in mind that the hitch ball does come pre-torqued from the factory with the unit in the drop position. It will require a bit of force to remove the ball so that you can flip the mount but you can certainly do this if needed. Otherwise you can simply order...
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  • Gen-Y Weight Distribution System for Different Tongue Weights and Compatibility with Torsion Hitch?
  • For your Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1024 the Weight Distribution System for Gen-Y Ball Mounts with 2" Receivers has been discontinued and will fit if you have it but is rated for 1,000 to 1,400 lbs total tongue weight. That total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The issue with this particular pairing is the limitation of your 10K receiver as you stated. The solution...
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  • Fascia Trimming Needed to Install Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2019 Honda Civic Sedan
  • I can certainly understand the hesitation of having to trim the fascia to install a trailer hitch in your 2019 Honda Civic sedan, but that's the only way to get a hitch installed because the only hitch that fits this vehicle is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24954. Hitches are designed to fit specific years, makes and models of vehicles which is why the Draw-Tite is the only hitch you can use. The fascia trimming is minor though, just a 2-1/2" x 4" cut out, and it won't be visible...
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  • Availability of Lock N Roll Trailer Coupler That Fits 2 inch Trailer Hitch Opening
  • The Lock N Roll Trailer Coupler # 336VS501 that you mentioned is designed to fit a 2 inch hitch which is a standard hitch size like you mentioned. You'd need to have the matching trailer side coupler part # 336TS528 installed on your trailer as well.
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  • Can the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount Be Used with Surge Brakes
  • I spoke with Gen-Y about the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount part # 325-GH-12001 and they informed me that it can indeed be used with a trailer that has surge brakes. Therefore, the up and down cushioning mechanism will not have any affect on the in and out mechanism of the surge brake actuator. If you need a hitch ball as well, you can use part # 40038 for 2" or part # 63847 for 2-5/16".
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  • Vertical Measurement of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • I took a measurement of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049C and found from the base to the bottom of the receiver it measured about 8-1/4 inches while the overall vertical measurement was about 11 inches. I have made a photo for you displaying these measurements. This 3-Ball Mount, which is Chrome but also available in Black at part # BWTS20049B, fits 2-1/2 inch trailer hitches and has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball (3,500 lb capacity), 2 inch hitch ball (7,500 lb capacity) or 2-5/16...
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  • Trailer Ball Shank Diameter Needed for Weigh Safe WSFH2-2 Ball Mount with Scale
  • The Weight Safe # WSFH2-2 ball mount accepts a trailer ball with a 1 inch diameter shaft. For a 2-5/16 inxh ball use # 63847, # 63845 for a 2 inch ball or # 19261 for a 1-7/8 inch ball.
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  • Can You Add a Pintle Hook To the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitches
  • I do have options for you but there is not a pintle hook adapter for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B so the only way to obtain a pintle hook with the Tow & Stow feature is to purchase the B&W Tow & Stow Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball part # BWTS10056 separately and then use the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve part # BWRHXA2182 with this. That said, if you purchase the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball part # C45908 and the Replacement 2" and 2-5/16" Dual-Sided Ball...
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  • Correct Size Weigh Safe Ball Mount for 2019 Ford F-350 Dually
  • Based on my research your 2019 Ford F-350 Dually would have come from the factory with a 3 inch trailer hitch receiver. With that being said I highly recommend taking a quick measurement on the receiver opening just to be sure as there are trim levels available for the F-350 that included a 2-1/2 inch receiver as well. If you do indeed have the 3 inch receiver then the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS6-3 that you referenced will work perfectly. If you find you have the 2-1/2 inch receiver...
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  • What is the Hitch Pin Hole Diameter on 3 Inch Ball Mounts
  • The 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Balls - 3" Hitch - 6" Drop, 6" Rise - 21K # LTB6-3 has a 5/8 inch hitch pin hole. I recommend using the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock for 2", 2-1/2", and 3" Hitches - 3-1/2" Span # WS05 which is that 5/8 inch pin designed to secure this ball mount. The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 3" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop, 7" Rise - 21K - Black # BWTS30049B also has the 5/8 inch diameter hitch pin hole, so I recommend using that same lock. The Draw-Tite Super...
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  • What Size Drop for Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • For your 2019 F250 I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale with 10" Drop, 11" Rise # WS10-25. It's ideal to have your trailer level when towing, but sometimes that's not easily possible. Having the nose point up too much, can cause the tongue weight to be low enough that the trailer may begin to sway, so nose down is a better option. The ball mount has adjustments in 1" increments, so you'll be able to hook up almost perfectly level to both of your trailers. It has...
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  • How To Tow A Trailer Without Measuring for Rise/Drop
  • The only true way to determine what ball mount you need is to measure from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube on the vehicle and then subtract the difference from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on the trailer while level. However, if you do not have access to the trailer then the best option for you is an adjustable ball mount as this will not only more than likely allow you to tow your boat trailer level without measuring beforehand but will also accommodate...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with at Least 10" Length from Hitch Pin Hole to Ball Mount Hole
  • The Buyers Products Double-Ball Hitch # 3371802215 is right round 7-3/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch balls, so it may not provide the clearance you're looking to achieve. For that reason you may want to have a look at the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 40343, which has 10-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball mount hole. This ball mount has a 6000-lbs capacity and requires a hitch ball with a 1" shank diameter like the # 63845...
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  • Best Trailer Brake Controller and Trailer Wiring Harness for 2020 Honda Odyssey
  • Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76171 and Ball Mount Kit # EBMK4 are great initial choices so you can get towing with your 2020 Honda Odyssey. To complete a safe towing set up, you do need a harness and brake controller, and the best wiring harness is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118781 because it is the most reliable wiring harnesses for your Odyssey. You will also need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7 for installation of these controllers. As...
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  • Does Curt Pintle Hook 45922 Fit in Bulletproof Hitch Ball Mount Channel
  • Yes the Curt Pintle Hook # C45922 does fit the Bulletproof channels of the adjustable ball mounts like the part # HD256.
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  • Comparing 6,000 lb Curt Adjustable Style Ball Mount to Maxxtow 5,000 lb Adjustable Options
  • The Curt Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount - 5-1/4" Rise, 6-3/4" Drop - 6,000 lbs # C45901 has a shipping weight of 15 lbs whereas the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 8" Rise - 5,000 lbs # MT70067 has more adjustability but less capacity and has a shipping weight of 14 lbs. Finally, the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop, 6-1/4" Rise - 5,000 lb # MT70068 falls between these two with adjustment ability but still has a 5,000 lb capacity....
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  • Does Tongue Weight Sag Get Factored In When Picking Out Rise/Drop Ball Mount
  • This is a really great question! So ideally you have the trailer sitting as level as possible when you are towing. So that means that if your vehicle suspension is going to sag with the tongue weight of your trailer on the ball mount you'd want to compensate for that with the amount of rise/drop ball mount you select. How this normally works out is that you determine the drop needed (in your case 8 inches) and then go with a ball mount slightly higher like the Curt part # C45100 which...
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB8-3 referenced in your question is designed to fit 3 inch receivers, which refers to the inside dimension of the receiver. Since you have a 2-1/2 inch receiver on your 2017 Ford F-350, I instead recommend the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB8-25. This aluminum, adjustable ball mount is designed to fit the hitch on your truck and features a maximum drop of 8 inches or a maximum rise of 9 inches. It has a gross towing weight of 14,500 pounds when...
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  • Curt Rebellion XD Replacement Ball Mount Platform
  • We do have the Replacement Ball Platform for Curt Rebellion XD Adjustable Ball Mount part # C28KR available. I think it is a great idea to have the seperate platforms rather than going through the entire swapping and torquing of the balls for each change.
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  • Adjustable 2-1/2-Inch Class V Ball Mount
  • If the top of your hitch ball is about an inch different in height than the top of your coupler this is actually okay. You are 100% correct that it is important to have your hitched trailer level, but starting out with the hitch ball very slightly higher or lower is not a concern. You do not see many fixed ball mounts with 1-inch or rise or drop for this reason. If you wish you can use an adjustable Class V 2-1/2-inch ball mount like # FA49-00-5625.
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  • Will the Curt Ball Mount part # C45902 Work with the Curt Pintle Hook part # C45902
  • Yes the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Hitch Ball part # C45922 is designed to be used with the Curt Adjustable 2-Ball Mount part # C45902. The ball mount has the three inch channel that the pintle hook requires to work. You will use the pins for the ball set for the pintle hook as well.
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  • Is etrailer Ball Mount Kit 989891 Matte Black Like Trailer Hitch e98850
  • The etrailer Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches # 989891 does not have the same matte black powder coat finish as the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98850. The ball mount is a bit glossier so they aren't a perfect match but it will be pretty difficult to tell the hitch and ball mount apart unless someone is really trying to find a difference. The ball mount kit is an exceptional value because it includes a ball mount with 3/4" rise or 2" drop, a pair of hitch balls (2" and 1-7/8"),...
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  • What Length Ball Mount Do I Need To Use?
  • Longer ball mounts are helpful for creating clearance from the rear of the vehicle to allow you to lower your tailgate while towing and not interfere with a tongue mounted jack or install hitch mounted accessories (like bike racks) that may require more clearance from the rear of the vehicle. The length that you'll want to use really comes down to whether or not you really need an extra 1-3/4" between your trailer coupler and your truck. For all intents and purposes, the # BWBMHD30010...
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  • Locking Pins for Mount of B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount
  • Yes, there are locking pins available for the ball mount portion of the B&W Tow & Stow ball mounts, and they will fit the 10,000 lb capacity and 14,500 lb capacity Tow & Stow ball mounts. The correct part is the InfiniteRule Locking Pins for B & W Tow and Stow 10K and 14.5K Ball Mounts # 34061775-D. This actually comes with four locks, one to secure the entire ball mount to your hitch receiver, two to secure the ball platform to the ball mount, and one to secure the balls to the ball...
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  • Effect of Using Extra-Long Ball Mount for Towing
  • Use of an extra-long ball mount like # 80232 will not reduce a hitch's towing weight capacity the way that use of a separate extender/adapter will. Extenders like # C45791 and # D-192 actually do reduce the hitch towing capacity by 50-percent. Weight distribution hitch systems such as # C17501 should not be used with any type of hitch extender or adapter. A friction sway control unit like # 83660 can be used with an extra-long ball mount like # 80232 by adding a sway control bracket...
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  • Availability of Gen-Y Torsion Style Adjustable Ball Mount with Over 20k Capacity
  • We have Gen-Y torsion style adjustable ball mounts with 21k capacities like the part # 325-GH-1825 for a 3 inch hitch or part # 325-GH-1324 for a 2-1/2 inch hitch.
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  • Are There Locking Pins Available for BulletProof Hitches Adjustable Ball Mounts
  • In order to add some security to the BulletProof Hitches Adjustable Ball Mount # ED206 we've got the Infinite Rule Locking Pins for BulletProof Ball Mount - Stainless Steel - Qty 3 # 34061674-D. These are flush mounting locks that give you 3 pins to keep everything secure. You'll want to use one pin to secure the ball mount to your trailer hitch; use a second pin to secure the ball mount platform to the ball mount and then can use the 3rd pin to secure your pintle hook or other accessory...
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  • Can Locking Pins be Used for the Buyers Products Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch
  • You can definitely purchase locking pins like the InfiniteRule Locking Pins # 34061775-D to lock both the adjustable ball mount and the shank for the Buyers Products Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch # 3371802225. These all come keyed alike and I test fit them to verify that they work together with the Tri-Ball Hitch.
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  • Compatibility of Weight Distribution System with Gen-Y Torsion Ball Mount
  • A Gen-Y Torsion ball mount like # 325-GH-1024 can be used with a Curt MV weight distribution system. You will put the weight distribution system shank in one of the stacked receivers and that will give you a smooth ride and still give you the stability. The Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17052, # C17063, and # C17422 are the options we have for the specific tongue weight. You want your trailer tongue weight to be within the middle of the range for the appropriate system.
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  • Recommended Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount for 2017 Ram 5500
  • To answer your question about the optimal ride tongue weight, our ranges are referring to use with the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball while the Gen-Y website does not differentiate, hence the slight difference in ranges. Since you mentioned that you can't see yourself ever having a bumper pull trailer exceeding 16,000 lbs, and you said you will be able to ensure a tongue weight of around 1,400 lb to 1,500 lbs I recommend going with the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount - 16K # 325-GH-1125 because...
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  • Recommended Pintle Hitch and Lunette Ring for 2015 Ford F-750 with 23,800 lb Trailer
  • For your 2015 Ford F750 boom truck, there is not a ball mount rated for that weight capacity. The largest capacity is 20K for a 2-1/2 inch hitch like # C45458 or 21K for a 3 inch hitch receiver like # C45430. We don't have a trailer hitch receiver rated that high either. It appears the truck does have the towing capacity to handle that trailer, but you will need to use a direct mount like the Curt Pintle Hook - Bolt On - 30,000 lbs # C48215. A pintle hook and lunette ring combination...
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  • Changing Hitch Balls on Weigh Safe 180 Hitch
  • The 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB8-2 uses a retaining pin for the hitch balls, part # TB04. Weigh Safe has told us it has threads (see accompanying photo) for a 1/4"-20 screw to be used so you can remove it.
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  • Will the Curt Rebellion XD Ball Mount Work With Rock Tamers Mud Flap System
  • I do have an option for you but the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount part # C45949-22516 doesn't have a long enough shank to use the Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty, Adjustable Mud Flap System part # ERT00108. Instead, I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS10040B as we know this works with the Rock Tamers and it has the multiple adjustments slots just like the Curt Rebellion and a stowaway feature.
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  • Ball Height for Pulling a 2016 Coachmen Clipper with a 2004 Honda Pilot
  • You want the trailer to be as level as possibel when towing. To figure out the correct rise or drop you need with your 2004 Honda Pilot measure from the ground to the inside top of the trailer hitches opening with the vehicle parked on level ground. Then measure from the ground to the underside of the trailer's coupler with it level as well. The difference between the two tells you how much of a rise (the trailer is higher than the vehicle) or a drop (the vehicle is higher than the trailer)...
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  • How To Choose the Correct Gen-Y Ball Mount for a 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 High Country
  • In order to choose the correct Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount you will need to know your rise and drop requirements. In order to find your rise and drop requirements you'll need to measure from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube on the vehicle and then from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler on the trailer while level. The Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers part # 325-GH-1623 that you were looking at offers up to a 6" rise/drop. If you need...
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  • Comparing Fastway and Weigh Safe Adjustable 2 Ball Mounts for a 2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman
  • If you plan on only hauling bigger trailers with your 2018 Ram 2500 then I recommend going with the Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA42-00-2925 for a few reasons. The first is that it has a higher weight rating than the Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB10-25, and the second being that you can add the lock set # FA86-00-3685 to lock the ball mount and the adjustable ball. The Weigh Safe comes with a lock for the adjustable ball but you would need to use part # WS06...
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  • Recommended Dual Ball Mount for a 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty with an 8 Fabtech Lift
  • When looking for a proper ball mount for towing you need to make sure it has the correct drop so that your trailer tows level. To choose the correct drop for your towing setup you need to measure from the ground to the top of the inside of your receiver and then from the ground to the bottom of your trailer coupler (be sure to take measurements on level ground). Since your hitch height will be greater you will need a ball mount with a drop. We do have the B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS10043B...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for MaxxTow Adjustable Ball Mount # MT70067
  • The clearances are actually pretty tight between the adjustable channel, shank, and pins of the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70067 which means it would move a little bit but would not be a super obnoxious rattle. To get rid of the movement between the hitch and the shank of this ball mount though we have the # 63232 which would work well. This doubles as a hitch lock too.
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  • Can The Curt Ball Mount Be Used In The Rise Position.
  • The Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball - 2" Drop - 7,500 lbs Item # C45036 can be used in either position. The ball would just need to be installed on the other side and torqued to the proper specifications.
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  • Longer Ball Mount Solution for Camper Towing with Tailgate Down for Added Clearance
  • The best way to add clearance when towing with a truck that has it's tailgate down is to go with a longer ball mount like the # D-26 that you referenced which is overall 12-5/8 inches. You can use hitch extenders but they end up cutting the capacity of the hitch they are installed by 50 percent so they aren't my favorite solution to recommend.
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  • Comparing the Curt Tri-Ball Mount D900 and Buyers Products Tri-Ball Mount 3371802225
  • The Buyers Products Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch part # 3371802225 and the Curt Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount part # D900 are both very similar. The main difference as you mentioned is that the Buyers Products Ball Mount has a longer shank which then allows for more rise/drop adjustments. The more rise/drop adjustments you have, the greater number of trailers you can tow level. In regards to the manufacturer, both Curt and Buyers Products are reputable brands so I would not let this alone...
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  • Is the Buyers Products Tri-Ball Hitch Made In the USA
  • The Buyers Products Tri-Ball Hitch part # 3371802205 is made overseas but we do have a made in USA alternative, the Gen-Y 3-Ball Mount for 2" Hitch Receivers part # 325-GH-054.
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